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Georgia Water Resources Conference Scheduled for April 16 and 17

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Water resources professionals and students from across Georgia and beyond will come to Athens for the Georgia Water Resources Conference on April 16 and 17. The event provides an open forum for the discussion of water policies, management strategies and the results of research and technical studies.

This year’s conference includes sessions and panels on topics such as the Flint River, green infrastructure, hurricanes and flooding, agricultural wetland policy and preventing lead in school drinking water.

Speakers will address issues such as water resource recovery, agricultural water use, how a changing climate will affect water in Georgia and state and federal perspectives on water policy.

There will be a screening of “Hidden Rivers,” a documentary about biodiversity in southern Appalachian streams and efforts of those working to conserve them, with a catered reception and Q&A with the director at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, at Ciné. Tickets can be purchased at the Ciné box office or online at this link.

Walk-in registration for the conference will be available starting at 8 a.m. on April 16 at the Georgia Center.

The Georgia Water Resources Conference is organized by the University of Georgia River Basin Center.

For more information, including the complete schedule, visit the Georgia Water Conference website.